Installing a garage door opener can be difficult and overwhelming if not done correctly. At This Electric Home, I’m here to help. Here are some tips and ideas to help ensure that installing is easy for anyone with DIY or professional capabilities. Follow these procedures and techniques to help you along the way.
- Be sure to check for broken brackets and parts. This could make the difference between mistakes that you make or probable causes for breakage. In addition, check your manual to be sure that your garage has all the required parts. Once all parts are checked and inspected, you can begin to prepare for the installation.
- There are different type of garage door openers, but the main two choices are driven by chain or belt. Consider using the best one that fits your budget and needs.
- A motor opener is necessary to complete the installation. It should be mounted wherever the vehicle is being parked. The best equipment is recommended to avoid vibrating rails and racks.
- Check the balance of the actual garage. You can use a lever or straight wood for this. The motor opener is better installed by placing on a sturdy ladder that is tall enough to reach the installation area. You will need pliers that lock to hold the rollers in place to keep the garage door open while properly positioning the opener.
- Use 1-inch lag screws(to face of joist) for unfinished garages and 3-inch lag screws( to bottom of joist) for finished garages when attaching the steel iron. To keep nuts and bolts in place it is good to use and adhesive. This will extend the life of your bolts.
- Once all materials have been placed, begin assembly of the main frame. Check the manual for step by step instructions for the particular opener that your purchase. Position the trolley on rail so that it can move freely. It helps the door open and close during the finished assignment.
- The rail needs to to be hooked to the motor area. Connect the rail far away from the actual door. The pulley must be installed opposite the motor area. The chain then feeds through the center of the rail at the bottom. The chain must feed all the way through until it reaches the carriage. Install a bolt at the end of the chain to help with elasticity.
- The cord is now ready to be attached. The power cord must run through the opener to the closest outlet. Check to see if it works.
- Emergency disconnection is added by installing a stop bracket to the motor.
- Check the wattage of your garage opener to attach the service bulbs. Easy instructions are in your instructions.
- To be safe, check the open enforcer of the door to ensure resistance. The door must stop for definite safety. No one wants to encounter an accident of any kind.
- Be sure to read all the instructions in your manual. They can save you the trouble of headache and trouble.
- Don’t go it alone. Ask a friend or family member for assistance due to bulky equipment and hours of work.
- Read a book or watch a video to re-iterate and clarify different ways of installing vs. various material for use.